Publishing Tips

Publishing Tips

  • What Does a Publisher Do?

    What Does a Publisher Do?

    Publishers do a lot more than just help make books! In addition to working with authors, printers, marketing, and distribution, we also do a lot of work behind the scenes campaigning for copyright fairness, increased governmental funding, and share knowledge with each other.
    Below is a chart created to showcase the wide breadth of work the average publisher does. Read More…

  • Will there be more WWII Canadian Comic Reprints?

    Will there be more WWII Canadian Comic Reprints?

    A question I receive quite often is “What is the next Canadian WWII comic that you’ll reprint”? For those who don’t know, I started off my press publishing Canadian comics lost in time from the 1940s. These included Nelvana of the Northern Lights, Brok Windsor, Polka Dot Pirate, and Wow Comics #01. Read More…

  • A day in the life of a small press publisher

    A day in the life of a small press publisher

    Hello all! I thought it might be interesting if I recorded and detailed the duties of the day, to give an indepth look at what exactly a publisher does! In all, the below timeline is an example of a typical day. Some may be slower, while others might be more focused on a specific emergency, but today was just about maintenance with a bit of growth. Read More…

  • How to be a comics historian in 2 easy steps – Tim Hanley

    How to be a comics historian in 2 easy steps – Tim Hanley

    I’ve spent the past
    several years of my life immersed in the histories of characters like Wonder
    Woman, Lois Lane, and Catwoman, along with the fascinating creators behind
    their many adventures, and I’ll be honest with you, it’s a pretty fun gig. Read More…

  • Spotlight on: Amanda Deibert

    Spotlight on: Amanda Deibert

    Amanda Deibert is a respected scriptwriter and comics writer, and will be adapting the Work for a Million graphic novel with Selena Goulding, to be published in January 2020, currently now on Kickstarter. Below, she discusses her thoughts on the adaptation. Read More…

  • Spotlight on: S.M. Beiko

    Spotlight on: S.M. Beiko

    S.M. Beiko is a frequent contributor to Bedside Press as an editor, writer, and designer. Below, she shares the inner workings of typesetting in the publishing industry. Read More…

  • Creating a graphic novel budget for Kickstarter

    Creating a graphic novel budget for Kickstarter

    As a Kickstarter Thought Leader, I’m often asked to assist with Kickstarter projects, which I’m happy to do, depending on my availability. Most of the time, the biggest issue I notice is that creators don’t provide a breakdown of their finances, and in fact have not sat down and created a proper budget. Read More…

  • Spotlight on: Bedside Press Author J.M. Frey

    Spotlight on: Bedside Press Author J.M. Frey

    J.M. Frey’s writing has been featured in the Bedside Press books The Secret Loves of Geek Girls and The Secret Loves of Geek Girls: Redux. We catch up with her to discuss storytelling and the difference between fiction and non-fiction writing.
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    Writing my chapter “How Fanfiction Made Me Gay” in The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, I had to curb my tendency to Tell Stories. Read More…